Globabl Leader in Rental Power and Temperature Control Secures National Contract Until 2014
HOUSTON (March 30, 2010) – Aggreko plc, the global leader in rental power and temperature control, has signed a contract to provide services to all upcoming PGA and Senior PGA Championships until 2014. This contract also calls for Aggreko Event Services (AES), the major events division of Aggreko North America, to provide temporary power and temperature control for the 2012 Ryder Cup in Chicago. In addition to the Ryder Cup, AES will help ensure the success of the 2011 Senior PGA at Valhalla (Louisville, KY), the 2011 PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club, the 2012 PGA at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, the 2013 PGA at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY, and the 2014 PGA at Valhalla.
Aggreko's years of experience with the PGA have ensured dozens of successful golfing championships. A typical event requires an array of portable, event-specific equipment, including:
- Enough electricity to power 480 medium-sized homes
- Enough cable to stretch from New York City to Baltimore
- Enough air-conditioning to keep 500 medium-sized homes cool
- 5000 man hours from a dozen experienced Aggreko technicians sourced throughout the company’s national network of more than 50 local service centers
“Our relationship with the PGA over the past several years has been a wonderful experience,” said Jeremy Sockwell, Business Development Specialist, Aggreko Event Services. “They always appreciate our professionalism and expertise and facilitate our work with the other 20 vendors that make up the tournament team.”
Aggreko Event Services is highly experienced in providing undisrupted, worry-free electrical power and temperature control rental solutions with design, equipment and technical support personnel to specific areas such as television broadcasts, movie productions, the world’s largest sporting competitions, concert touring and major corporate events since 1989. Aggreko has a long history of powering the highest profile events in the world, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration and the Daytona 500.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 4,000 people operating from over 133 locations. In 2008 we served customers in over 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £950m (USD $1.6bn or Euros €1.1bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through 120 service centres, which we call the Local Business, or globally through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about 60% of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International Power Projects business, which accounts for about 40% of revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com or www.aggreko.ca.